National Palliative Care Awards 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 National Palliative Care Award winners!

Each day across Australia, thousands of individuals and teams are working in palliative care to
make a positive difference to the lives of people living with a life-limiting illness.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is proud to be recognising some of industry’s best and brightest with
the announcement of the winners of the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards at last night’s
Oceanic Palliative Care Conference gala dinner in Perth (see full list of winners below).
Five individual and two team awards were presented for outstanding innovation, talent and
teamwork in the palliative care sector.
Individual award winners received $2000 to go towards personal professional development whilst
organisational / team award winners received $4000 to go towards professional development for
their entire team.
PCA CEO Rohan Greenland congratulated all the award winners, highlighting their hard work,
dedication and outstanding contribution to palliative care nationally.
“We know that our sector is supported by a highly skilled and motivated workforce, including
both paid employees and volunteers,” said Mr Greenland.
“Collectively, they underpin our goal to help all people diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses to live
as well as possible, for as long as possible.”

2019 National Palliative Care Awards
Award Winners – Individual
Emerging Leader: Juliane Samara, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce – Clare
Holland House, ACT
Emerging Researcher: Nicole Heneka – IMPACCT, UTS Sydney, NSW
Excellence in Palliative Care – Rural and Remote: Dr Sarah Wenham, Palliative Care Staff Specialist, Far
West Local Health District, NSW
Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting: Elizabeth Monks, General Practitioner, Bupa South
Hobart TAS
Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer: Veronica Reutens, Hospice Volunteer, Silver Chain Hospice
Service, WA
Award Winners – Organisational / Team
Outstanding Teamwork: The PEACH Program Care Team, South Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW
Innovation in Palliative Care: INSPIRED Clinical Team, Calvary Community Specialist Palliative Care, ACT